The July outturn from the SMWS isn't celebrating a festival, or anniversary, or any other special theme. It's just a collection of good whiskies. Also, many of them are lighter and sweeter, which in the current heatwave is very welcome.
My pick of the previews was the Caledonian, which is a superb example of aged grain, and for a closed and sought after distillery is also something of a bargain! The varnish and fruits combine very nicely, with a hint of spice in there too. I want more than one bottle!
At this stage of the month, that's all I can talk about. But I did get to preview five mid-month drams, and if you like ballots for first bottlings of new distilleries then this is gong to be a good month for you! More on those soon.
Fortunately, as always Matt has done the other half of the list - his notes are over at The Dramble and are well worth reading.